Vote with your Art: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 registrations open April

21 March

Take a stand. Have a say. Listen to others. Change your mind. Then change it again. In 2017, Melbourne Fringe embraces the capacity of the arts provoke, incite and inspire change. Artists are encouraged to get out of the echo chamber and use their art to take a stand. Dust off the soap box. Have […]

Music Sounds Better at Fringe 15 September – 2 October

25 August

In what will be the largest Melbourne Fringe Festival to date, Melburnians will experience brilliant artistic offerings across a range of mediums, with the 2016 live music program being no exception. From nationally renowned orchestras to talented one-man bands – the Melbourne Fringe’s live music program will be a true celebration of music in all […]

Step into the light with Melbourne Fringe 2016 15 September – 2 October

12 August

The 34th Melbourne Fringe Festival sees a bold new direction for this much-loved cultural icon, which introduces the theme ‘step into the light’ for 2016 and runs from Thursday 15 September to Sunday 2 October. With an ambitious series of commissioned artworks and the largest open access program in its history, this year’s festival invites […]

Melbourne Fringe Festival program has launched and tickets are on sale now 15 September – 2 October

12 August

The Melbourne Fringe Festival program has officially launched and tickets are now on sale. With 463 events, featuring over 6,000 artists, 2016 is the biggest ever Melbourne Fringe. The festival has introduced some new tools to help audiences navigate the diverse program. Melbourne Fringe will host the Festival Fortune Teller at the Bank Australia Ticket […]

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016: A Wonderland for Kids

12 August

The Melbourne Fringe Festival returns in 2016 with a focus on family. An extensive program for children and adults alike offers a number of exhilarating shows full of fun, colour and imagination. Melbourne Fringe Creative Director Simon Abrahams says, “This year, we’ve put a particular focus on children as cultural citizens with something important to […]

Melbourne Fringe Festival shines light on artists new and established 15 September – 2 October

12 August

The 34th Melbourne Fringe Festival will see a hugely diverse array of artists take to stages across town from 15 September to 2 October. Among the 463 events – making 2016 the biggest ever Melbourne Fringe – there will be performances by exciting new acts as well as much-loved stalwarts of the independent arts scene. […]

Applications now open for the 30th year of Fringe Furniture

30 May

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Fringe Furniture, the longest running event of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and one of the longest running design events in Australia. In this momentous year, artists are being encouraged to submit work that embraces the experimental and creative roots of Fringe Furniture, looking at the past to imagine and […]

Comedian Sammy J explains why artists should apply for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival

13 May

Applications for artists to take part in Victoria’s most vibrant independent arts showcase, the Melbourne Fringe Festival, close soon on Monday 23 May. Melbourne Fringe 2016 invites artists from all disciplines to step into the light and showcase their talents, broaden their horizons and challenge themselves and audiences with brave new shows. Acclaimed comedian Sammy […]

Melbourne Fringe Festival 2016 Grants Awarded

12 May

Melbourne Fringe is proud to announce that the inaugural Ralph Maclean Microgrants have been awarded to performers Jessica Moody and Rechelle Gayler. The new grants program aims to facilitate the presentation of work by artists from diverse backgrounds. Both artists will be now participating in this year’s festival for the first time. Simon Abrahams, Creative […]

Reception: The Musical

21 April

As part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival on Tour, Bendigo will be entertained by the comedic and musical delights of Reception: The Musical, a toe-tapping original score written by award-winning writer/performer, Bethany Simons, and leading Melbourne composer, Peter de Jager, from Monday 16 May to Friday 20 May. In Reception: The Musical, Simons recalls and […]